Trump excuses his sleazy business dealing by saying his victims were big boys, fellow scum who would have done the same thing to him. To a limited extent I bought this; who expects honor among sleaze. But that excuse won’t work when it comes to “Trump University” (now there’s an oxymoron for you).
In order to pay for their training, Trump University officials told students to make up the name of a phony business and lie about their income in order to get higher credit limits with which to pay for their workshops and apprenticeships. Many students spent up to $25,000 and $35,000 just to attend classes, only to have their credit scores crater after the fact.
Kathleen Meese of Schoharie, New York said that an instructor pressured her to charge $25,000 on her credit card in order to qualify for the school’s “Gold Elite” program. Meese said she balked at the figure because she has to care for her son who has Down syndrome.
The instructor, Meese said, “told me that I had to sign up for Trump Gold Elite for $25,000 to help my family. He said he had a son, so he knew how family meant everything to me…”